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[Bug 10661] New: use an ISO 639-2 specified language for HTML5 documents

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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 15:36:37 +0000
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           Summary: use an ISO 639-2 specified language for HTML5
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: oedipus@hicom.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: oedipus@hicom.net, mike@w3.org,

PROBLEM: not all the components of HTML5 use the correct ISO 639-2 
natural language indicator in the HEAD of HTML5 documents 

for example, the main HTML5 spec uses:

<html lang="en-US-x-Hixie" class="split index">

W3C Technical Report Publication Policy, (Pubrules), suggests "en" or 
"en-us" (nothing personal, fellow anglophones, but W3C documents follow 
"en-us" rules as far as spelling, etc.)

SOLUTION: use either lang="en" or lang="en-us"

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